Letter: Quilts honor women from World War II

Ruth Ann Hendrix


To the Editor:

The congregation of St. Paul Lutheran Church, also known as Borchers, invites the public to share in a quilt gathering Friday night.

The original purpose of the quilt gathering was to honor all mothers. Edna Dye is the longest living member of our church to the best of my knowledge. I think about all that I have learned from all of the elders of our church. I wanted to remember her and what she was doing during the 1940s.

Our country was at war, and she followed her husband, moving her family from Texas to Alaska. On their way, they stopped in Seattle. Jackie told me that her mother stored their luggage, then she took the three children to the zoo. Then later in the day, they boarded a boat to Alaska.

So many people shared their rough times with her over the years, she always had something positive to say. Edna Dye helped me learn how to deal with the death of Marilyn Otte, who died too young from cancer.

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